Reviewer Conny Withay:Operating her own business in office management since 1991, Conny is an avid reader, volunteers reading the Bible to the elderly, and makes handmade jewelry. A cum laude graduate with a degree in art living in the Pacific Northwest, she is married with two sons, two daughter-in-laws, and one granddaughter.
Author: Karen Whiting
Illustrator: Jackie Nunez
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
“Girls will learn about God the King and develop a sense of belonging to God’s family as they apply his Word daily and become princesses in action,” Karen Whiting writes in her children’s book, The One Year My Princess Devotions: Preschool Edition.
This three hundred and ninety-four page hardbound book has an embossed cover complete with glitter targeted toward girls that are ages three to five years old. With no profanity, sex, or violence, it is to be used as a daily devotional for mother and young preschool daughter to read. Using mostly the New International Version of the Bible, this reader wishes all pronouns of God were capitalized for reverence.
Each page has a day’s devotion with a darker pink background on the left page and a lighter pink on the right side as tiny ladybugs flitter across the paper. Besides monthly page breaks, at the end of the book is a Scripture index by date, author’s biography, and other books available.
Every day is broken down to four themes about princesses: royal words, princess thoughts, a prayer for the King, and the princess in action with each being only one to five short sentences long for quick reviewing. Some daily topics range from flowers, hearts, music, and dancing to listening, being friendly, learning about God, and praying.
For example, August 2nd writes out under the first theme Proverbs 31:10 about a noble wife is worth far more than rubies. The thoughts are about being a loving and caring woman, mother, and wife and how she is better than fancy jewels. The short prayer states, “Father God, thanks for my mommy. Help her to be the best mom she can be. Thanks for loving her.” The action theme discusses red rubies being the same color as hearts and valentines and to make a red heart for the princess’s mother, telling her she is better than jewels and thanking her for all she does.
Although some of the concepts may be deep, conceptual, or confusing for a young preschool girl, this is one way to promote getting used to reading a daily devotion about God; it teaches about the King in a nice, innocuous way that princesses can enjoy.
This book was furnished by Tyndale Publishers, Inc. in lieu of an unbiased review.